Ligue 1 Betting : Week 5 – Marseille v Lyon, Monaco v Rennes, Toulouse v Guingamp

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Every weekend the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 4. It was success all round for the team as Lille v Monaco, Angers v Dijon, Lyon v Bordeaux […]

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Cautious Optimism in the New Chapter of Marseille’s History

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It happened. And this time, it was not a hoax. Olympique de Marseille, following years of stagnation & frustration, is set to embark on a new chapter in the club’s history. After 20 years under the ownership of the Louis-Dreyfus family, the club is set to change hands, coming under the direction of a consortium led by American businessman Frank […]

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Chelsea Set to Win Race to Sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille

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On Monday evening, news broke that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee with Olympique de Marseille for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. That must have triggered a few alarm bells around Europe and 24 hours later L’Equipe and RMC were reporting that Chelsea have jumped in, sealing a €40 million move. Confirmation de l'info de l'Equipe. #Batshuayi c'est fait à #Chelsea pour […]

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Marseille in Trouble: Turbulent Times Ahead for OM

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Marseille are a club on the descent. It was a turbulent season in which the club parted ways with two coaches, finished in its worst league position in 15 years and suffered numerous hits to its global image through an investigation into shady transfer deals, coupled with crowd trouble in a number of games in the 2015-16 campaign. Suffice to say, the […]

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XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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Preview: Coupe de France Final – Marseille v PSG

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This is it. The last game of the French football season, the last chance for silverware; PSG aiming for a second consecutive domestic quadruple, Marseille looking to defend their status as record cup-winners. Ooh. Marseille may not have had the most successful or stress-free league season but their cup run has been a bright note, featuring six different scorers (admittedly one […]

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Ligue 1 PREVIEW: OM v Stade de Reims and Reims v Relegation – Week 37

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To say Marseille have had a difficult season is not so much an understatement as, well, something else entirely. L’Equipe headlined their last match, a 1-0 win away at Angers, after eleven matches without a victory, with ‘Marseille tient son maintien‘ (roughly, ‘Marseille are staying up’) – and this was of a very different mood than those Leicester fans waving a […]

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Le50 2016: Stéphane Sparagna – Olympique de Marseille

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Stephane Sparagna is one of the few players Marseille are pinning their hopes on in the next few seasons. In light of a tough financial environment, and lack of decent players available at the back, Sparagna has long been earmarked as one of the new crop of interesting young players to be formed out of La Commanderie. And ask any […]

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